Regal Entertainment is going to be having a Summer Movie Express for nine weeks where a family film rated G or PG will play on Tuesday and Wednesday for nine weeks at 10am. In Houston, the films will only be playing at one participating theater and that’s the Edwards Marq*E IMAX 23 Theater located on 7600 Katy Freeway off of I-10. The best part is that these films will only be $1 each.
This column has been sponsored by Regal Entertainment through June 22nd, but films won’t start playing in Houston until June 7th (and will last until August 3rd). What I’m going to do is review as many of the films on the list as I can through the 22nd. They’ll be out of order, but I’ll be sure to post when they’re playing in each article. I’ll also try and update this article with links to the reviews as they’re posted.
The official schedule can be found right here (click on “SEE DATES AND MOVIES”) along with the titles of what movies will be playing.
Here’s a little more information about Regal Entertainment’s Summer Movie Express:
“Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films and a terrific value. Selected G or PG rated movies will be offered for only a dollar at 284 Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres around the country.
Since 1991, Regal has hosted special summertime entertainment for families to enjoy and to foster a love of moviegoing in each new generation. Previously the program was called the Free Family Film Festival. This year the summertime film series will also raise funds for charity and has been renamed Summer Movie Express with admission set at only $1.
A portion of proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. Will Rogers uses the money to fund the institute’s mission in the areas of medical research and health education. Regal has committed to donating a million dollars to Will Rogers Institute from this summer movie series.
The majority of participating theatres offer the Summer Movie Express on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10AM for nine weeks, but local theatre schedules do vary.”
Reviews/Dates of Showings
6/7: The Chronicles of Narnia
6/8: The Tale of Despereaux
6/14: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
6/21: Alpha and Omega
6/22: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
6/28: Charlotte’s Web
6/29: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief
7/5: Furry Vengeance
7/6: Shrek Forever After
7/12: Despicable Me
7/19: Gulliver’s Travels
7/20: How to Train Your Dragon
8/3: Yogi Bear